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Essential Fatty Acids for Horses

Essential Fatty Acids for Horses
When it comes to the equine diet, there is a lot of conflicting information about what should and shouldn’t be fed, including fat. Here, I’ll cover some thoughts on fat in the equine diet, including a discussion of omegas, unsaturated/saturated fats, and essential fatty acids (EFAs). I’ll break down why essential fatty acids for horses […] Read more »

6 Weird and Wonderful Chews for Dogs

Dogs are born with an instinctual desire to chew. It’s important to help our dogs satisfy this urge, especially if we don’t want to come home to a destroyed pair of expensive shoes. Given what we know today about the dangers of rawhide, people are discovering healthier, all natural, and 100% digestible dog chew options. […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Vision

Dog eyes
A Dog’s Vision Dogs, it is safe to say, see the world in an entirely different fashion than we humans do. I’ve been amazed by my dog Layla’s ability to catch movement at dusk from yards away, and I also have watched incredulous as Layla walked right by wild rabbits who have frozen in their […] Read more »

Should Your Dog Get a Summer Haircut?

Dog haircut
A Q&A with a groomer on summer haircuts for dogs… Summer means high temperatures, which can be very uncomfortable for anyone with a lot of hair, including dogs. There seems to be a constant debate going on between pet owners and groomers about whether all dogs need, or should, get a summer haircut. From a […] Read more »

8 Cool Activities to Do with Your Dog

Dogs like to be active and they love participating in activities with their owners. If you and your dog ever get bored of the same ol’ game of fetch, here are 8 cool things you can do with your dog that will be fun for both of you… (full-text view below slideshow) </br> Full text […] Read more »

Barn Owners – Take that Vacation!

How to prepare for a vacation as a horse owner
Barn Owners – Take that Vacation! Have you ever wanted to take a vacation as a horse owner, but in your gut you just feel that it would be best to stay home? Who is going to watch your animals and make sure everyone gets fed the correct food, the correct amount AND include supplements??! […] Read more »

Keep Your Horse Cool in the Summer

Horse drinking clean water
Five things to remember to keep your horse cool this summer…. Summer has finally arrived, and it’s time to get your horse back into a packed schedule of horse shows, trail rides, and summer camp lessons. Although many riders despise long days of horse shows in long sleeved shirts and jackets, our horses are having […] Read more »

Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Sense of Smell

A dog has an amazing sense of smell
Cool Canine Capabilities: A Dog’s Sense of Smell Just this morning, I lost yet another argument with my dog Layla. She was whining persistently about something of interest in a packed magazine rack (to my knowledge, she cannot read!). I tried to show her that nothing was in there by removing the first few magazines […] Read more »

Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog?

A dog owner safely walks dog on a hot day
Summer Tips for Dogs #1: Is It Too Hot to Walk My Dog? Dogs can struggle with heat, and hot pavement can quickly cause severe burns to your dog’s paws. After constantly debating whether it’s too hot to walk my dog when it’s 90 degrees in Baltimore, I have accumulated a few important precautions for […] Read more »

5 Things You Should Know about Rawhide for Dogs

Dog with raw hide bone dangling from mouth
Anyone who’s come home to a destroyed pair of shoes, knows that dogs love to chew. It’s an instinctual behavior, which begins when they are puppies, exploring their environment. Dogs love to chew throughout their life, and it’s good for them, as it helps them clean their teeth, provides stimulation, and even helps them deal […] Read more »